Here's What's in Store for Your Love Life This Month According to Your Zodiac

Start the year right with some good, good lovin'.
by Practical Magic   |  Jan 4, 2017
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(March 21 to April 19) 

Let old love die a natural death, along with all the bad juju 2016 brought on. It isn't the easiest thing to say bye-bye to old baggage, but if you peel off the Band-Aid of old hurts now, you'll have the rest of the year to enjoy a fresh start and a clean slate. Bury the hatchet when it comes to ex-boyfriends, ex-crushes, and ex-loves. 2017 is promising you a lot of good change, but before that comes along, you've got to commit to never looking back.


(April 20 to May 20)

Don't rock the boat, Taurus—you're in a pretty awesome place as it is. It may not seem like you've got the best love life ever right now, especially if you're a single girl who can't wait to meet her match or if your relationship is getting *yawn* super boring. Here's your challenge: flip your perspective and consider what is working for you. We promise you, there's a lot that's actually pretty cool and this calm, no drama zone where you're at is an incredibly enviable to most lovelorn folks.



(May 21 to June 20)

You don't have to put up with a bad situation any longer, Gemini. New Year's resolutions don't always work, but regardless of that, promise yourself that you're never settling for less than what you deserve, especially when it comes to your love life. Your heart may be weepy at the moment, so trust your mind to get you out of sordid circumstances at the moment. Your rational, logical side is your saving grace right now—justify the decision to aim higher and ask for more and your heart will eventually follow.

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(June 21 to July 22)

Do you keep falling for a certain type? Break free of the mold and open your mind and heart to a wider range of looks, personalities, attitudes, backgrounds, and beliefs. You don't have to pin your ideal partner down to a stereotype, Cancer. When you box yourself (or him) in, you may miss out on a lot of opportunities for love that can bring exciting changes to your life. Meet new people, expand your social circle, and know that you're not required to commit to any one person straight away. Keep yourself free.


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(July 23 to August 22)

January may test your patience as far as love goes—and we all know how you love moving things forward when they seem to stagnate. Every relationship has its uncomfortable moments. When things don't go your way, do you give up easily and move on without trying to make it work? This year is asking you to resist the temptation to jump ship straight away and to hang in there. If you've wanted to make a connection with a guy who's been hard to get a hold of, give it time.


(August 23 to September 22)

Commitment is the main issue this month. How into your relationship are you, really? To make things work—through long-distance relationships, issues with the parentals, or through stressful times at school—you're going to have to go all-in and make sure your partner's just as committed as you are. The "struggle" doesn't end when you and your guy finally get together...a relationship involves just a new level of effort from both of you. Have a serious talk to figure out each other's expectations—make sure you are both on the same page.



(September 23 to October 22)

It's one thing to get super obsessed about your celeb crush, your favorite fandom, or your token 1D's a whole other issue when you're crazy obsessed over someone IRL. Keep calm, girl. Yes, you're completely infatuated over your seatmate's brother's football teammate, but don't treat him like an out-of-reach celebrity to fawn over behind the scenes. He's a real person—just like you. Get a hold of reality, sprinkle yourself with a serious dose of maturity, and make a commitment not to fangirl when you're finally introduced.


(October 23 to November 21)

Keep your options open, Scorpio. Now is not the time to zone in on just one guy. Getting too serious too quickly may just leave your heart broken, especially when you're way more into him than he's into you. Know that you've got a ton of options as far as relationships go. There's no need to tie yourself down to just one guy at the moment. Play the field wisely, guard your heart just enough, and keep yourself open to the many delicious possibilities that are available to you on the love front this year.



(November 22 to December 21)

If you've had some rough experiences with some immature guys before (sigh, high school guys—what do you do with them?), it's time to change things up and redefine your "ideal." Guys who can't take commitment seriously are great for group hangs, summer flings, and the occasional flirt-a-thon over text. But when you find yourself falling and he becomes unavailable or elusive, it’s time to rethink your love life strategy. Finding yourself commitment-ready? Go for someone who's mature enough to handle something a little more serious.


(December 22 to January 19)

When was the last time you sat down and traced the history of your love life? Go back in time to your first crush, your first kiss, or your first relationship. Looking back on the ups, the downs and the major failures can give you a good sense of where you are now. You've grown a lot over the last couple of years and you deserve a pat on the back for surviving your love history. Going back in time can empower you to decide on where you want your love life to go next.



(January 20 to February 18)

Sometimes, love makes absolutely no sense. This month, abandon logic (even for a moment) and just go with your heart—even if it means going for a guy who you would never, in your right mind, ever go for. Keep your head above water, make smart decisions, but leave yourself some room to let your feelings lead the way. It takes a brave dreamer to trust the heart—it's not always easy! Allow yourself to make mistakes, sometimes the highs of an unexpected love are actually worth it.


(February 19 to March 20)

Take your time this month, Pisces. Maybe your love life is at a standstill for good reason. Self-preservation is kicking in as the New Year rolls in, and sets the tone for the rest of the year. Take careful, planned steps when it comes to choosing who you go out with, who you take to prom (or whose prom you choose to go to), and even who you don’t let into your heart. Your love life will experience movement, but only when you've developed enough self-awareness. 2017 is calling you to analyze love situations before diving in.

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